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Reporting Reconstruction with Nail Plate Avulsion? Here's What You Need to Know

  Question: Our FP reconstructed the nail bed on a patient’s left great toe and performed avulsion of the nail of the second digit of the right foot. How should I report it? New York Subscriber Answer: For reconstruction of the nail bed, you report it with 11762 (Reconstruction of nail bed with graft). You report the avulsion procedure that your FP [...]